"It is a happy shop, the happiest button shop in London - situated on an interesting back street, piled floor to ceiling with button-boxes - reasonably priced, and always a pleasure to visit. None of that picky snootiness of the posh shops, this is the place for a working dressmaker or tailor, or for the person that loves to explore the little old shops of London. Mrs Rose is a London character in her own right, and her little shop is a treasure. She will usually manage to unearth just the right buttons for you - Thoroughly recommended!".
- Dr Ruth Richardson | Historian | Occasional dressmaker | Website
"Taylor's Buttons is a hidden gem in central London. There is an extensive collection of modern stock buttons as well as many that can be dyed to match any colour. For the more adventurous there are fascinating vintage buttons, which are truly unique. Maureen Rose is a fountain of knowledge, helpful and accommodating and always with a cheerful smile. "I have known Maureen Rose of Taylors Buttons for over 30 years, firstly when working at Hardy Amies and more recently having set up my own business. Maureen is a true professional offering a unique service to her clients with a great selection of stock buttons and a brilliant service in hand covered buttons. Taylors also has a secret treasure trove of vintage buttons, which can add that special finish to a hand made piece. I count myself very lucky to have been able to work with Taylors all these years."
Jon Moore | Couturier | London | Website
"Taylors Buttons, is a veritable aladdin's cave of wonderful buttons from period to modern & the button & belt making service is excellent . Mrs Rose who owns the business is so helpful & chatty nothing is too much trouble & for myself being costume designer her knowledge is in valuable".
Fox-Ensor | Costume Designer
"I have been doing business with Maureen Rose for over 20 years. I first came across her and her late husband in my early twenties when their shop was in Silver Place in Soho. I was a regular visitor and it was a highlight on my journey of errands in anyone day. I was always greeted with great cheer and we always had a good laugh - the service was impeccable, there is not much the Roses wouldn't do for you if they could - always willing to help and go out of their ways to serve you on your way with buttons from their incredible archive which is extensive, or indeed the covered buttons. Maureen Rose is the Queen of the Covered Button! She must have made thousands and thousands and each one is perfect! She takes the greatest pride in her work and uses her great judgement at making them to get the best use/pattern from your material. I look forward to ringing Mrs Rose with any new order I have for her. One of life's angels, I feel very lucky that together with her late husband I know such dedicated, kind and hard working people".
HG | Customer
"Maureen has been supplying me with buttons - covered and otherwise for many years. She is always quick and meticulous and nothing is too much trouble. She is a great pleasure to deal with".
RJ | Customer
"Taylors Buttons will never disappoint as they are sure to have the perfect button for every garment also buttons can be covered and belts made to match. I've not bought a button anywhere else since discovering them more than 15 years ago. Mrs Rose, the proprietor, knows her stock and can pick from the boxes, that reach from floor to ceiling, just the button that will lift the most humble home-made garment to a higher degree of professionalism. I always take her advice and she is never wrong".
JB | Customer
"My Buttons arrived on Friday and are excellent. Much better than the originals. I really enjoyed my visit to your showroom, and it proves that some shopping can be a pleaseant experience. Thanks for such prompt delivery. It was also very nice talking to you". DB | Customer